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Gun Bans Don't Work, and Marion Barry is Living Proof, Says CCRKBA
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The armed robbery Monday of Washington, D.C. Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry should not have happened to him, nor should any citizen in the District face such a crime, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) said today."

"'Unfortunately,' said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, 'Barry and his anti-gun colleagues on the city council have steadfastly opposed repeal of the gun ban in the District. It is mind boggling that in the capital of the Free World, where the original Constitution of the United States resides, that the citizens of that city may not exercise their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.'" ...
 

Banning Guns One City at a Time
Submitted by: Jennifer Freeman
Website: http://www.libertybelles.org

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"In the wake of two NYPD shooting deaths, New York City's Republican Mayor Bloomberg has vowed to crack down on illegal firearm sales across the country. 'We will take our message to Albany, to Washington and to every capitol of every state that permits guns to flow freely across its borders,' said Bloomberg."

"... Mayor Bloomberg, in typical anti-gun fashion, refuses to acknowledge that New York City's draconian handgun laws attracts criminals to his city as most law-abiding citizens in NYC are unarmed." ...
 

Honest people have nothing to fear from domestic surveillance
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In response to a Dec. 28 letter, I also am glad we have a president who is willing to act and monitor suspected terrorists in these perilous times." ...

"I have no problem being monitored. It's because I'm not a terrorist and I'm not involved in terrorist activities. If monitoring would reassure my government of this fact — monitor away, please."

"... Does anyone believe that other administrations have not monitored U.S. citizens, for much less important reasons?"

"I'm also a responsible gun owner, and the government is welcome to know about my legally owned firearms. I take my Second Amendment rights seriously, as all sportsmen and collectors should. Why should honest people be concerned about the government knowing how many guns they have?"
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Submitter's Note: With 'friends' like these ...
 

Reclaiming Our Society From Criminal 'Heroes'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It is time for us to put shame back into our society’s lexicon. It is time for us to make the concept of serving time in jail or prison an embarrassing, shameful act. For too much of our society, 'doing time' has become a badge of honor. ..."

"I suggest a new paradigm...or really an old paradigm...be brought back into our society. Let’s make the punishment fit the crime, and do away with plea bargaining for any crime involving a firearm, and anyone involved in the commission of that crime. That’s right, the 'wheel man' becomes guilty of the same crime as the wielder of the gun. The co-conspirator becomes as guilty as the perpetrator of the crime. ..." ..
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Submitter's Note: Okay Will, so when you get pulled over for a bad tail light, and one of your passengers has "prohibited cop-killer fragmenting hollow-point ammunition" you think you should do the same 10 years in federal prison that he does? And that when you get out you should be stigmatized as a felon, limited in where you can live, the jobs you can hold, etc.?
 

Former DC Mayor's Robbery Called 'Symptom of a Larger Problem'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A gun rights group Tuesday said the recent armed robbery of D.C. councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry is the latest example of why gun control laws don't work."

"Barry, who was robbed at gunpoint Monday at his apartment by kids who had helped him carry his groceries, said he often sees young people beg for money near his home and he lets them earn it by carrying groceries."

"The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) said Barry should never have been robbed nor should any citizen of the nation's capital. 'Unfortunately, Barry and his anti-gun colleagues on the city council have steadfastly opposed repeal of the gun ban in the District,' said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb." ...
 

Taking aim at firearms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A recent letter ('Big Brother is listening') is not completely correct. The last part says that if I am not careful Washington, D.C., will get a record of my guns. Thanks to all the pathetic socialist Bush bashers in the Senate and Congress, and the extreme-left biased mainstream media, Washington already has a complete record of all my guns."

"It also has a ballistics report in the form of a spent bullet on all the guns I purchased in the last five years. What they are trying to do now is to make me register all my cartridges/bullets. They already tried and failed to pass a federal sales tax on ammunition."

"Their ultimate goal is to make it illegal to own a firearm. ..."

"I use the Second Amendment as a gauge ..."
 

Gunsmoke and Saddle Leather, by Charles G. Worman
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It ain’t necessarily an easy gig, writing western history. There’s just so much cultural freight behind the genre, so much expectation. Unless you’re Bernard de Voto, how do you make an appeal to the general market without losing the respect of your peers? Unless you’re Wallace Stegner, how do you indulge the professorial without seeing your subject turn bland as Ovaltine? Charles G. Worman’s new coffee table book Gunsmoke and Saddle Leather: Firearms in the Nineteenth-Century American West (University of New Mexico Press, $55) goes a long way toward striking that difficult balance between authenticity and amusement, elbowing its way onto the short list of entertaining texts that nevertheless manage to make some contribution to their disciplines." ...
 

MO: Robber sexually assaults store clerk
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Olathe police are looking for a man who robbed a store and sexually assaulted an employee."

"About 7:35 p.m. Monday, police were dispatched to Sally Beauty Supply in the 13500 block of South Mur-Len Road. A female employee told police that a man had entered the store asking for a hair product. When she returned with the item, the man had put a black mask over his mouth and nose. He handed her a note stating he had gun and was robbing the store. No weapon was displayed."

"The man stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register; then led the employee to the back of the store where he sexually assaulted her." ...
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Submitter's Note: Just give them what they want and they won't hurt you, right Sarah?
 

CO: Man shot entering Funky Buddha lounge
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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A man was shot early this morning after witnesses told police he tried to break into a Denver lounge.

The suspect was trying to enter the Funky Buddha Lounge, located at 776 Lincoln St., shortly after 4 a.m., said Virginia Lopez, spokeswoman for the Denver Police Department. A person inside the bar shot the burglar. People were inside the bar, which was closed at the time of the shooting. Police do not know yet if the people were employees and what they were doing there.

The suspect was taken to Denver Health Medical Center. His condition is unknown.
 

DC: Ex-D.C. Mayor Barry Unharmed in Robbery
Submitted by: Michael Lewis

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"Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry was robbed at gunpoint at his apartment by some youths who had helped him carry his groceries."

"Barry, who wasn't injured in the Monday night robbery, said he gave the youths a couple of dollars for helping unload groceries from his car and they left. They returned, however, and after Barry let them into his Southeast apartment, they pointed a gun at his head and took his wallet, which contained cash and credit cards, Barry told WRC-TV."

"'Obviously, I'm traumatized. To have a pistol cocked in your face is not something you cannot feel emotional about,' Barry said." ...
 

NY: Cop Killings -- Will The New Laws Do Any Good?
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"In the wake of two fatal shootings of New York City police officers in the space of less than two weeks, the New York State Legislature sprang to action so that it could, well, appear to be springing to action."

"At the end of the special legislative session, they had passed two new laws. The first increases penalties for those caught with illegal guns, while the second increases penalties for those who kill or threaten police officers. It was an impressive exercise ..."

"However, the more important question is whether the new laws will lead to less gun crime and fewer attacks against police officers, and that question is still an open one." ...
 

PA: New Year's off to a killing start
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Sylvester Johnson has also stepped up advocacy for gun control, joining with Men United for a Better Philadelphia and other local leaders to press the issue with City Council and the state General Assembly."

"Council members Darrell Clark and Donna Reed Miller have proposed a city law to limit purchases of handguns to one a month."

"A similar bill, supported by Gov. Rendell, has been introduced in Harrisburg, but is stalled for now." ...
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Submitter's Note: Guys, how many times do we have to say it? The CDC studied the issue and found no evidence that these laws work!
 

TX: Appeals court rules against BPD officer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A federal appeals court ruled last week against Baytown police officer Micah Aldred in his appeal of a district court’s ruling that he must stand trial in a civil lawsuit involving his using a Taser against a 59-year-old Baytown woman." ...

"In a Dec. 29 opinion, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found U.S. District Judge David Hittner correctly ruled in March that Aldred is not entitled to 'qualified immunity' – which limits government agents’ liability in civil actions – in Naomi Autin’s claims that he used excessive force when he repeatedly used his Taser on her during a June 2003 confrontation." ...
 

MN: Questions linger as trial of accused cop-killer begins
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The man accused of killing a St. Paul police officer is expected to claim self-defense or implicate another person at his trial, which is slated to begin Tuesday with jury selection."

"Harry Evans 33, is charged with first-degree intentional murder of a peace officer and second-degree intentional murder in the May 6 death of Sgt. Gerald Vick. Vick, 41, was shot in an alley while working undercover with a partner."

"But while Vick was a decorated officer, police announced shortly after his funeral that he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.20, twice the legal driving limit, when he was shot." ...
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Submitter's Note: In MN a "civilian" carrying with a .20 BAC (5 times the legal limit) would lose their permit for a year.
 

India: UP minister's domestic help killed in accidental fire
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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A domestic help of the Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Minister, Ajit Kumar, allegedly died in accidental firing at the Gomti Nagar residence here.

Police said constable Suresh Yadav -- deployed for the Minister's security -- was cleaning his service rifle, when it accidentally went off and a bullet hit Ramchandra.

The injured domestic help was taken to the King George's Medical University (KGMU), where he succumbed to injuries.

Later, Yadav was arrested and a case registered against him.
 

India: 120 cases registered with MHRC
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Among the different cases pertaining to different modes of human rights violations which have been taken up by the Manipur Human Rights Commission, seven cases pertain to illegal detention and killing by the Central security forces, 27 cases of negligence or excess on the part of the state police and 15 cases of rape, including of minor girls." ...

"As per the records of the Manipur Human Rights Commission, the rights panel has taken up 15 rape cases, including that of minor girls, three cases involving family matters, four cases of atrocity against women and abduction, eight cases of assault ..." ...

"It also took up a case of killing of one Md Shahi Ahmed in a fake encounter ... by the personnel of the Manipur police commandos." ...
 

Canada: Young black men have nothing to fear from police, says senior officer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Young black men have nothing to fear from police tracking the killer of a 15-year-old girl cut down when gunfire erupted between two groups of youths on Boxing Day, Toronto's most senior black officer said Tuesday."

"Still, a dramatic takedown of a black lawyer in an apparent case of mistaken identity has heightened fears of racial profiling in a city already on edge from months of gun violence."

"'I wish I could tell you that this organization is a perfect organization, that it's only the criminals we will stop, but we know that mistakes will happen,' Deputy Chief Keith Forde said in an interview." ...
 

New Guinea: Cop steals, sells gun, ammo
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A POLICEMAN in Kiunga has been suspended from duty for allegedly stealing and selling a .22 rifle and 115 rounds of ammunition to a businessman last week.
Southern regional police commander John Marru said disciplinary and criminal actions would be taken against the policeman."

"Mr Marru said Kiunga policemen and members of a police mobile squad conducted a raid on a store last week after a tip-off, and recovered the stolen items including two telescopic lenses, a false firearm licence and a pornographic video CD."

"He said the policeman used his position to steal and sell the gun and ammunition to the store owner, who is out of the province but will be questioned on his return." ...
 

CA: Time running out for Ventura gun range
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"With the slightest of tugs on the trigger of his $1,200 Anschutz target rifle, Chuck Rooney coolly sliced a .22-caliber shell into a pea-sized bull's-eye at 50 yards out."

"'It's an exhilarating feeling,' the 68-year-old Rooney said. 'There are few feelings like it.'"

"But the feeling could soon be fleeting, at least in Ventura. At the end of this month, the shooting range ... will be closed to the public."

"The Ventura City Council, after receiving complaints about noise and lead pollution from the gun range, voted last year to end the operator's lease on Jan. 31, 2006. The top of a hill overlooking the historic center of town is not the best place for a gun range, council members decided ..." ...
 

CA: Outdoors class for women points the way to Mother Nature
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Men are welcome, but only a few male instructors have ventured into this howling den of woman power — aka the 'Becoming an Outdoors Woman' multicourse workshop. Held in late October at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort east of Fresno, Calif., BOW — as it is known — teaches outdoors skills for women."

"The notion that women would rather learn outdoors skills in the company of other women might seem archaic, even patronizing. But 60 women — twentysomethings to septuagenarians, engineers, doctors, college professors, bookkeepers, lawyers and administrators — have signed up. For $350, they spend two nights sharing a dormitory-like room and choosing among shooting, fishing, kayaking, archery and orienteering classes." ...
 

NY: Background checks are done for gun purchases
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Your Dec. 23 editorial, 'Action in Albany,' calling for gun dealers to perform background checks and to keep detailed records of sales, really shows that you did not do your homework before putting pen to paper."

"Every firearm purchaser must complete a two-page ATF Form 4473 and undergo a FBI NICS background check before receiving the firearm."

"In addition, all sales of handguns must be reported to the Division of State Police. How much more information do you require -- a grandmother's maiden name?"

"This past special session of the Legislature was a complete waste of time and the taxpayer's money. ... Your position seems always to be 'punish the legal gun owner and ignore the criminal.'" ...
 

CA: Have gun, will travel -- to jail
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"ODD HOW the Special City, which prides itself on tolerance and chants incessantly about choice, can be so, well, intolerant. Witness the November election in which 58 percent of city voters elected to ban the sale of firearms in EssEff and to outlaw handgun ownership for citizens. It takes a special city to make the National Rifle Association look like the good guys." ...

"For one thing: Even supporters of the handgun ban expect it to fail in court. 'It clearly will be thrown out,' Mayor Gavin Newsom told The Chronicle before the election. ..."

"For another, the law interferes with an individual's right to self-defense, which is especially bad for people who live, not in gated communities, but in high-crime areas."
 

WY: Gun club teaches children
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Don't let the long blond ponytail and the sweet smile fool you: Jodi Ross is a demon with a target rifle."

"On a recent chilly evening, the 11-year-old joined more than a dozen other kids at the Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club's indoor range in south Cheyenne for her weekly target practice."

"Ross is one of 35 kids in the club's Juniors shooting program this winter. It is designed to expose kids to the fun and excitement of target shooting in a safe and educational environment."

"The young shooters range in age from 10 to 18 and in skill level from beginner to advanced."

"'It's something that has always intrigued her,' said Jim Ross, Jodi's grandfather." ...
 

NY: Mayor's Gun Talk Begets a Warning from Rifle Group
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Only hours after Mayor Bloomberg vowed in his second inaugural address to launch a national campaign against 'illegal guns,' the gun rights lobby is mobilizing to respond, with the influential National Rifle Association accusing the mayor of 'intimidating law abiding Americans.'" ...

"The administration has yet to provide concrete details of its new approach, though it seems to involve asking other states to adopt and enforce New York-style laws requiring the registration and licensing of all handguns. ..." ...
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KABA Note: And yet the CDC's comprehensive study showed no link between these types of laws and crime reduction.
 

AL: Winston County Deer Hunts
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Bankhead National Forest in northwestern Alabama spans some 180,000 acres of land. About half of the National Forest -- an estimated 80,000 to 85,000 acres -- lies in Winston County."

"The county is a land of big bucks and it consistently ranks among the top counties in the Cotton State for entries in the Alabama Whitetail Records book."

"'There are a couple of things going on that result in there being some good quality bucks in Winston County,' said Ron Eakes, the District 1 wildlife biologist from the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, then added regarding the Bankhead NF. 'For starters, it's the largest block of forested public land in the state. ...'" ...
 

UK: Alarming rise in use of weapons
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"VIOLENT crime is continuing to rise across the United Kingdom and the use of guns and weaponry is becoming almost 'commonplace', according to new Home Office figures." ...

"Weapons including knives, clubs, firearms, stones and glasses or bottles were used in 24 per cent of violent incidents in 2004-05 – up from 21 per cent the previous year."

"All categories measured by the British Crime Survey, which interviews thousands of people about their experiences of crime, showed a rise of between one and six per cent." ...

"Total recorded violent crime – including sexual offences and robbery – stood at 1,184,702 in 2004-05, up seven per cent year on year." ...
 

UK: Armed and Dangerous (Another view)
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"Weapons were used in 18% of muggings, up from 16%"

"Weapons were used in 24% of robberies, up from 22%"

"Knives are used in 6% of attacks, guns in just 1%"

"THUGS use deadly weapons in a quarter of all violent attacks, it was revealed yesterday."

"Knives, bottles and glasses are among the most common while guns now figure in just one per cent because they carry a minimum five-year jail sentence."

"Even syringes are being used to stab victims, say Government figures." ...
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Submitter's Note: SEE?!? Gun control actually works! Oh, wait, no, it's locking up violent thugs when they assault someone that works.
 

Canada: Misfiring over and over again
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On Dec. 8 Prime Minister Paul Martin announced he will ban handgun ownership in Canada. He also announced the creation of a national snitch line (or the GunStoppers Program as he calls it) that will pay cash to people for ratting out their gun-owning neighbours."

"Competitive shooters will be eligible for an exemption, but before target shooters jump for joy they’d better read the fine print. Paul Martin’s version of 'target shooter' means Olympic or Commonwealth Games only. IPSC, IDPA or any other shooters need not apply." ...
 

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